Have you ever had an amazing run only to miss the last balloon? Do you wonder why sometimes you just can't hit the balloons to save your life? In this week's post I'm giving you two insider tips on how to fix that problem. These tips address both the mental and physical side of target acquisition.
Traveling can be tough on you and your horse. I recently came home from a shoot where I was gone for 6 days. My horse Copper lived in a stall during that time. She is used to being either in a large dry lot or a pasture, so the stall was rough. The stall also had a concrete floor, no rubber mats. My big concern was the 7 hour trip home after all that stall time. So I thought it might be good to share just a few of the things I do to help Copper travel a little more comfortably. Hopefully you find it helpful.
Courtney brings over 25 years of horse experience to the arena. She has spent time in the show ring competing with Saddlebreds in show pleasure and equitation. While competing in that discipline she had several undefeated years with too many championships to list. She then made the transition into rodeo where she competed in barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, and goat tying. Courtney found her true passion when she tried Cowboy Mounted Shooting. After just one ride she was hooked. Since then she has won State and Regional buckles, qualified for the CMSA World Championships several times, and placed 7th in the world in 2014.